Kylee F First official 5K done! I think The Color Run was a good choice for a first one, a lot less pressure.
Running a 5k is an excellent goal for new runners, and a great entry point distance into what can seem like a daunting sport. The 5k (3.1 miles) is the perfect distance for first-timers - and is a great milestone for any runner to have achieved. Start increasing the amount of time you're running for, building up to the full distance. Good luck!
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“Running my first organized event gave me a lesson in checking elevation. I didn't realize the course would be as hilly as it was, and my knees are not happy with me now. Even so, I'm very happy with my 40 minute time, and I'm ready to get it down to 35. :)”
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Adrian R Some friends and I are doing one of the Color runs in 5 weeks. I'm not a runner... Looking for any advice on where to start. I looked at the C25K stuff. Looks like I might start there, but any other help would be great. Thanks
Claire W Tomorrow start training for my first 5k. Have been running for two months now and have completed total beginners program. Can run for 10 minutes straight (at slow pace) and looking forward to building this up. Will complete this before end of April :)
Craig C I ran for 30 minutes today using the running for beginners method. I am currently doing 1:30 run / 1:30 walk. The enjoyment factor has started to set in!!
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Monica S I have ran a lot of 5ks, can I take this one to mark my first for the year? For my one personal tracking.
Andrew S recently started running so am building to my first non stop 5k and aiming for 30 mins or under. managed 4.71km in 30 mins yesterday with a 2.5 min walking break. Hoping to break the 5km with no breaks this week.
Ann L Can't believe I've missed this. So I won't complete until I run my first 5k of 2014 which will be either May or June.
Kirsty M I'd like to run the whole 5k - at the moment I run for about 8minutes then walk for a min or two and then go again. My goal is to run parkrun. I don't even care what time :)
Simone B I'm taking this because I am coming back from injury (calf muscle/achilles) and at the moment a pain free 5K seems a long way off.
Tracey V Technically it will be my second, but as the only other was around ten years ago I'm going to treat it as my first, hoping for this saturday or the one after (at a park run)
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!